Orleans, WNY will see powerful gusts this weekend

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 March 2018 at 7:26 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Some snowdrop flowers by the towpath along the Erie Canal were spotted today around 6 p.m. just east of the Ingersoll Street bridge in Albion.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a high wind warning from 5 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday for Orleans and several other WNY counties, including Niagara, Monroe, Wayne, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming and Chautauqua.

The high winds will be mainly between the Thruway and lakeshore along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, with the winds the strongest overnight, the Weather Service said.

There will be southwest winds from 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph. The winds could bring down trees and power lines, resulting in scattered power outages. Homeowners are urged to secure loose objects.

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